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Thread #82700 Message #1515544
Posted By: Maryrrf
05-Jul-05 - 06:54 PM
Thread Name: 'Sixties Folk Music' Presentation - Help
Subject: 'Sixties Folk Music' Presentation - Help
Working with a friend who plays banjo, autoharp, harmonica and whistle, (and me on guitar) I've volunteered to put together an educational type concert showcasing "The Sixties". The idea was to give sort of an "overview" of the times through the music. I thought it would be fun but I'm kind of overwhelmed right now - I keep making notes and there's so much potential material that I'm getting confused. I'd like to begin with what led UP to the Sixties Folk Revival - Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and also include a few songs from the old source singers that served as inspiration for many of the revivalist. The club is strongly traditionally oriented, so I'd like to present as much traditional material as possible and I'd like to show instances where the singer/songwriters were strongly influenced by traditional songs. Of course there's Dylan and Baez,Buffy Sainte Marie, the Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, Simon and Garfunkle, the Clancy Brothers, and I'd like to digress a little into other countries (I'm concentrating on the US sixties scene) and include something by Ewan McColl, and possibly Georges Brassens or Georges Moustaki and, from Chile, Victor Jara. Right now I'm rambling, there's just so much material. It'd be 2 45 minute sets so I'd need around 24 songs, give or take. I'd like to hear what 'catters think are absolute "Highlights" that I wouldn't want to NOT include. Any suggestions as to who would be the most important artists, and what the most important songs would be? I realize everybody's opinion will be different, but I'd like to sort through it and make sure I don't leave anything out that really should be there. Thanks!